World Cafe to showcase Pittsburgh on Sense of Place

Written by Scott Mervis on .

donoraDonoraThe Philadelphia-based World Cafe radio show, which airs weekdays on WYEP-FM, will set its sights on Pittsburgh for the Dec. 11 episode of Sense of Place.

Previous editions have explored such scenes as Nashville, Brazil/Argentina, New Orleans, Dublin, Toronto and Portland, offering listeners a taste of the music, culture and personalities.

"I have always been a big fan of the city of bridges and tunnels so it was a joy to collaborate with WYEP on this quick visit to Pittsburgh. And the music! Listeners are going to love this show," World Cafe host David Dye said in a statement.

The Pittsburgh episode will feature:

• A live interview and performance session with Donora, recently recorded at WYEP.

• WYEP Morning Mix host Cindy Howes talking about Pittsburgh and playing her top five new local bands.


• An chat with Jerry Weber of the legendary Jerry's Records

• Renowned soul singer Billy Price selecting his top five classic Pittsburgh songs.

• An archived World Cafe performance by Rusted Root.

• And Pittsburgh music selections chosen by Dye.

World Cafe is nationally syndicated to more than 225 radio stations by NPR. It airs on WYEP at 6 p.m.



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